There are some beautiful museums in the world which attract millions of visitors. The region of Mardan is rich in culture and especially Gandhara remains are matchless. The people of Mardan had the idea of a museum for a long time and they were keen to preserve the heritage. For this reason they formed National Heritage Preservation Societies in the past. Ultimately with the interest of the local Government Officials and the then commissioner of Mardan, Mr R N Sahibzada, the proposal of building a museum in Mardan was made in 1990. The museum was opened in April1991.
The original name is Takht-i-Bahi. This town is situated 15 km from Mardan on Swat Malakand road. In 1908/9 the ancient Buddhist history was discovered in the mountains. Large numbers of buildings look beautiful on top of the mountains.
Unfortunately the possessions of the houses and buildings have been taken away illegally and maybe decorating some famous buildings in the rest of the world. The population is expanding and new houses are approaching the site. If ignored for a few more years, the tourist and historic attractions will disappear.
Cultural heritage has a great historical significance. It represents the taste and theme of the time. The Guides Memorial Mardan also has a very relevant historical importance. It was built by the British in 1892 in memory of their soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defence of Queen’s Residency in Kabul on September 23rd 1879.This historical memorial was built in the centre of Mardan city.
Annual champion trophy Mr. Mardan 2008 Body Building
Report by: Yasir Ali Bacha
The annual champion trophy of Mr Mardan body building held at town Hall Mardan on Sunday 21st December 2008.Mardan Body Building Association organized the annual Mardan Body Building Competition of Mr. and junior Mr. 2008.
The people from different areas of Mardan gathered to grace the occasion.
These includes the District Nazim Hemiat Ullah Mayar, Mussarat Khan Asi President Mardan Press Club, Tariq Parvaiz President All N.W.F.P Body Building Association, Pir Abdul Nasir President Mardan Body Building Association and Abid Ali Secretary Mardan Body Building Association.
According to the judgment of all judges the Trophy of Mr Mardan goes Zair Muhammad Khan. This is the young and very talented body builder and weight lifter Zair Muhammad.
Finally the District Nazim Hemiat Ullah Mayar congratulates Mr Mardan Zair Muhammad Khan for his best performance and promised him of any help in this regard. He also awarded Zair Muhammad Khan with the first prize of Mr Mardan 2008 along with cash prize of 6000 Rupees, while the president of Mardan Body Building Association Pir Abdul Nasir promised him to give 20,000 Rupees.
Giving a special interview to a reporter of Mardan.com Zair Muhammad Khan thanked all the staff and members of Mardan.com for their feedback and courage, He also thanked all the friends and participants who came here to participate in the champions trophy from different areas of Mardan.
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This is the young and very talented body builder and weight lifter Zair Muhammad Khan. He is going to enter the Championshionship competition next month.We are looking for friends of Mardan who will be willing to sposor him.
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